That’s right. The Late Show with Stephen Colbert isn’t on until September, but Stephen Colbert managed to be the first late night show host to have a segment of some sort weighing in on the milestone in U.S. history.
Such big news as yesterday’s Supreme Court decision that effectively made gay marriage legal across the country is usually met by comedy’s first responders (outside of social media) through the world of late night. We’re sure all comedians everywhere had something to say about it, especially regarding the dissenting opening from Scalia.
However, several most late night shows don’t tape on Friday like Conan, The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, The Late Late Show with James Corden, @midnight with Chris Hardwick and The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore. The few that do tape on Fridays such as Jimmy Kimmel Live and Late Night with Seth Meyers opted for reruns this week.
In fact, The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon was scheduled to be the only late night show with a new episode, but he injured his hand to the point of needing surgery. Thus, he canceled last night’s taping.
SNL is on hiatus, so we were thinking we would have to wait for John Oliver to comment on this great moment on Last Week Tonight on Sunday.
Yet, leave it to the one and only Stephen Colbert to come up with an on-point remote segment from his desk that would otherwise be the type of opening monologue you’d be looking for on his era of The Late Show.